Praise God for the Eternal Legacy of the Tribe of Benjamin!

December 27, 2014

Reading this week in the book of Romans, I was struck by a statement that points us to a glorious dimension of the eternal legacy of the tribe of Benjamin. Upon consideration of this truth, every believer should have a profound thankfulness for this specific aspect of the legacy of the youngest son of Jacob and Rachel.

On two occasions in his writings, the apostle Paul testified that he was of the tribe of Benjamin:

Rom 11:1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

Phi 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Through the Spirit’s inspiring him to write at least 13 New Testament epistles[1] and through his leading role in many additional ways in the founding and advancement of so much of the early Church (Acts 9-28; cf. 2 Pet. 3:15-18), every Christian should have a profound lifelong thankfulness for the eternal importance of this specific dimension of the legacy of the tribe of Benjamin!

Let us praise God for the eternal legacy of the tribe of Benjamin!

[1] Paul wrote Romans; 1 &2 Corinthians; Galatians, Ephesians; Philippians; Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians; 1 & 2 Timothy; Titus; and Philemon. Many believers think that he may have authored the Book of Hebrews as well.



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